21st Century Oncology – the nation’s premier cancer treatment network and largest radiation therapy provider – is pleased to announce that Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist James Orr, M.D., FACOG, FACS has been chosen to serve as Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine.
“It is a great honor to be appointed Vice Chair to the Florida Board of Medicine, notably because the selection is a reflection of the impressions of my peer members on the board,” says Dr. Orr. “The position allows me the opportunity to continue the important work of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of the heath care system for all residents in our state.”
As the Medical Director of Florida Gynecologic Oncology, a division of 21st Century Oncology, Dr. Orr practices with the belief that all women diagnosed with or suspected of having cancer should have access to the best treatment available. His experience and varied local, regional and national leadership positions combined with strong ties to evidence-based medicine and a devotion to clinical research form the foundation of his practice. Dr. Orr’s vision is to deliver state-of-the-art care—from diagnosis to post-treatment surveillance—in a warm and compassionate environment.
“A physician can influence medicine locally by the care they deliver in their practice,” says Dr. Orr. “I am grateful and proud to be able to positively impact the delivery of health care statewide through this position.”
The Florida Board of Medicine was established to protect and enhance the health of all residents of the state, with members appointed by the governor. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Dr. Orr to serve on the 15-member board in 2011. Since then, he has served as Chair of the surgical care committee, addressing issues related to quality of care and standards of practice, and formulating policy recommendations for the full board’s consideration.
“We value having Dr. Orr as part of the 21st Century Oncology team and have celebrated the high standards of care he provides patients for many years,” says Constantine A. Mantz, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and 21st Century Oncology’s Chief Medical Officer. “Having him serve as the Vice Chair for the Florida Board of Medicine will mean he may endeavor to bring that same level of care throughout the state.”
Dr. Orr has held numerous leadership positions including Vice President for the American Cancer Society of Polk County, President of the Florida Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, and President of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society. He also serves in an editorial capacity for multiple academic journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology,Journal of Reproductive Medicine, and Cancer Detection and Prevention.
21st Century Oncology is honored to have one of their physicians appointed to such a prestigious position. For more information, visit www.21stCenturyOncology.com or www.flagynonc.com. To make an appointment at Florida Gynecologic Oncology and Regional Cancer Center, Lee Memorial Regional Health System – located at 8931 Colonial Center Dr., Suite 400 Fort Myers, Fla. – call(239) 334-6626 or (800) 874-7502.
About 21st Century Oncology:
21st Century Oncology is the premier provider of cancer care services across multiple modalities, the largest radiation oncology provider and one of the largest groups of urologists in the U.S. For more than 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing state-of-the-art, academic quality radiation therapy and other cancer treatments in a patient-centric setting focused on continuous innovation. Headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, the physician-led company operates in 16 states and 7 countries, with a vast network of more than 250 locations, including approximately 100 radiation therapy facilities. 21st Century Oncology employs or is affiliated with over 500 physicians, including radiation oncologists and other cancer-related specialists—working together to deliver the most advanced integrated cancer care.